ENGIE in Montpellier: take out an electricity contract


ENGIE in Montpellier: take out an electricity contract


Whether you use electricity for heating, cooking, lighting, or all three at the same time, you need a contract with a supplier. So as not to get lost in your steps during your installation, here is everything there is to know about electricity and all the ENGIE contacts in Montpellier!

When to take out an electricity contract?

In general, it is advisable to take out your contract about 15 days before the date of the move , in order to be sure to benefit from electricity in good time. Indeed, it is possible that the occupant preceding your new accommodation has cut off the electricity when leaving. It is therefore necessary to foresee the possibility of having to put the electricity back in the apartment if necessary.

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If the former tenant left the electricity, the time is shorter, but it is not always possible to know in advance what the last tenant decided. It is therefore better to anticipate a little more so that the move takes place in the best conditions!

In all cases, you must contact the electricity supplier of your choice. Remember to have some information that will make it easier to set up a new contract:

  • your name and contact details;

  • a RIB if you plan to pay by monthly transfer;

  • the number of your electricity meter;

  • the surname and first name of the former occupant of the accommodation (optional).

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Taking out a new electricity contract takes only a few minutes over the phone. At ENGIE Montpellier , you can also choose to carry out your procedures online, in a few clicks.

Do you have to terminate your contract before taking out a new one?

When moving, managing your electricity contracts requires a little gymnastics. At the same time that you let your supplier know that you want a new contract for a new address, let them know that you also want to terminate your current contract, specifying the date of the move so that the transition is properly organized.

Unlike many stages of a move, terminating an electricity contract is completely free. You will only have to pay for the subscription and the electricity consumed until the termination date. Although it is not strictly speaking compulsory, the termination of an energy contract is still recommended. Indeed, you risk continuing to pay electricity bills for your old home as long as its new occupant has not set up its own contract. Cancellation can be done up to one week before departure.


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How to choose your electricity contract?

When you choose your new electricity contract in Montpellier, it is important to know what uses you will make of this energy. In order to choose the right offer for your lifestyle, ask yourself a few basic questions:

  • will I use the electricity to heat myself? If so, what is the surface area of ​​my accommodation?

  • Will I be using the electricity for cooking?

  • Is my hot water produced by an electric boiler?

  • Do I have many energy-intensive electrical appliances (freezer, old electric heaters, large TV screen ...)?

Answering all these questions will allow you to choose an electricity offer at the best price and to obtain sufficient metering power. Are you hesitating? Take stock of the pros and cons of electricity before making your decision. If you decide to combine a gas contract and an electricity contract, be aware that certain offers are particularly aimed at you, such as the ENGIE Duo contract (1) , which combines green electricity and natural gas by guaranteeing them a fixed price for two years.

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Which contract for which meter?

To take full advantage of the different offers, it is also important to know the type of meter your new home is equipped with. Indeed, since the appearance of the Linky ™ smart meter and the opening of the electricity market to competition, several types of offers are now available:

  • regulated tariff offers: the latter is set by the public authorities, and offers long-term visibility of its electricity bills;

  • market offers: their price is set by each supplier itself. Often indexed to the regulated tariff, however, it makes it possible to monitor more closely fluctuations in the price of electricity, both downward and upward. The tariff can however be blocked for a longer or shorter period depending on the contracts.

Connected and communicating, the Linky ™ meter allows you to take advantage of advantageous offers, since data transmission and activation can be done remotely.

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Technicians do not travel more often, thus generating savings which are reflected in your bill. But don't worry, the old electromechanical and electronic meters are still functional, and still allow you to benefit from electricity at home!


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